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Sony’s new connected speaker, the LF-S50G, looks a lot like Apple’s HomePod. It works like a HomePod, too, except it relies on Google Assistant and not Siri. Sony compares its product to the Google Home and says it stands out in the home speaker market because of its sound quality, which make sense for Sony to say.

The device features a full-range speaker for vocal and treble notes, a subwoofer for bass, and an omnidirectional two-stage diffuser to spread sound across the room. It can pair over Bluetooth, NFC, or Wi-Fi, and supports multi-room audio controls. It’s also splash-proof and is available in white or black.

Unlike the Google Home, Sony’s speaker recognizes gesture controls to play music, skip tracks, or adjust the volume. I…

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